North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Samjiyo’n

KJU’s last observed appearance was his observing and commanding ski combat exercises of a mountain warfare infantry element subordinate to KPA Unit #1045 DPRK state media reported on November 28 … Continue reading

11/28/2016 · Leave a comment

DPRK Enters Mourning Period for Fidel

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee, the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium and the DPRK Cabinet issued a joint decision on November 27 (Sunday) declaring a national mourning … Continue reading

11/28/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits the Ryongaksan Soap Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary Site Souvenir Factory DPRK state media reported on October 29 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

10/29/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Opthalmic Hospital

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary Site Souvenir Factory DPRK state media reported on October 18 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

10/17/2016

Old-New Mergers at Office #39 and Office #38?

Last week, Yonhap reported that the DPRK “is presumed to have combined the ruling party’s two units” which manage the so-called “Party funds.”  According to this brief news item, Office #38 … Continue reading

10/02/2016

Geological Workers’ National Meeting Held

A national meeting of active geological prospecting workers was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on September 25 (Sunday).  Among those attending the meeting were DPRK Premier … Continue reading

09/28/2016

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day: The Sequel

  A variety of public ceremonies and cultural events were held throughout the DPRK on September 9 (Friday) to mark the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the country.   … Continue reading

09/10/2016

A Revolutionary Museum opens at the Mansudae Art Studio

  A ceremony was held on August 10 (Wednesday) in front of the revolutionary statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il opening the revolutionary museum at the Mansudae … Continue reading

08/12/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Paektusan Architectural Institute

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to P’yo’ngso’ng Synthetic Leather Factory DPRK state media reported on July 14 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Paektusan … Continue reading

07/14/2016

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